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$900 Budget - Please make sure everything is compatible

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February 10, 2010 7:27:12 PM

Can you please help me and make sure that the build I have chosen is compatible with everything. Secondly, if you see something that you think I should change, please let me know.

MOBO- $85 (GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail)

GRAPHICS CARD- $300 (SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit)

RAM- $105 (G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM)

CASE- $80 (NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail)

HARD DRIVE- $55 (SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive)

CPU- $150 (AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor )

DVD BURNER- $26 (SAMSUNG 24x DVD Burner - Bulk SATA Model SH-S243N/ BEBE - OEM)

Power Supply- $95 (CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI )

Total Price: $896.92

What you think? Everything is compatible with everything? Thanks in advance.

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February 10, 2010 7:43:43 PM

Thanks for the tip, I switched some things around. I am guessing everything looks compatible? Thats really a big concern of mine for some reason.
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February 10, 2010 8:03:16 PM

I made the changes on my end, I did not update my original post.
February 10, 2010 8:04:21 PM

OK. Everything is compatible as long as you switched the CPU for the AM3 version.
February 10, 2010 8:07:12 PM

if you can't see wat it is, it is the haf 922 and power supply combo
February 10, 2010 8:57:09 PM

I would suggest the AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE. No point in buying a 940 since the 955 uses a newer chipset, and performs better for $165. Go with the i5 if you're looking for performance not only in games. TBH I don't see why you would need to spend $115 dollars on RAM when you can get a nice pair of sticks for $90 (Prices change very often). I mean, sure you can go ahead and buy RAM with tighter timings, but I'd rather go with a cheaper pair that'll get the job done just fine.
The rest looks fine, I'd go with a OCZ or Corsair PSU over any Antec though. Not to mention that there are better options IMO over the NZXT case. Just go with a Coolermaster HAF 922/Antec 900/Antec 300/Coolermaster 690 or some other coolermaster case like everyone else. Not saying that the NZXT is crap though, as long as it has all the features you need at a cheaper price.